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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations 9/25/05 Edition
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This was the best of all four.
I found the articles and maps to be very good. This was the first atlas I found to show exactly how Meso-American Empires were related.
I also liked the coverage of the ancient Middle East. I love to read history and this book had new stuff I hadn't found. And it is nice to have it all in one place (might have taken me weeks or months to find all of this on the Internet).
Very happy with this book
I got this book as a gift. It covers quite a bit of history in a small book. More of a starting off point for further research with other books. The photos and maps are very nice however. Most of the other books on history I looked at lacked such nice colorful images and maps.
I did find one error so far, page 102, the Greek City States chapter. I was all into reading the story of the Spartan-Athens victory over the Persians in 480-479 but at the very bottom of the page the sentence does not finish.
"""Their victory is generally recognized as marking the beginning of the Classical age of """"
I figured it would continue on the opposite page, however that page starts a new chapter. Kind of a dissapointment. Age of what????!!!! Now I'll never know. Haha!
I'll still look into buying The Penguin Historical Atlas of Rome and Greece only because of the nice pictures and maps.
Go grab a copy.
This particular book is well crafted, well written and well organized. It is loaded with photos, photo descriptions, quotes from the ancient historical figures in bold fonts, informing texts and a great number of well designed colored maps. Every page has photos, maps or both. The paper used is nice quality glossy paper, no cheap paper here! I like the way he designed the format of the book. Each corner is well organized and easy to comprehend for the beginners and a thrill to review for the advanced ancient history lovers.
The book is loaded with information on Persian, Greek, Roman, Egyptian and other ancient cultures and empires which are my food. Maps are well designed, colorful and comprehensive. If you are a beginner history student, this book is made for you. If you are an advanced student of history, you can use this book as reference. If you are a historian such as myself, you will enjoy reading and viewing the maps on this document.
So far, I have not seen Dr. John Haywood write and publish garbage. When you see a book or a Historical Atlas is written by Dr. John Haywood, you can have a peace of mind to purchase it and rest assured that you are in good hands. If it’s Haywood, it’s worth reading and adding to your library.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Totally meets my expectations. A truly global perspective on past civilizations. Maps are good and text complements them well. Read morePublished 6 months ago by ILUVmyGrandKids
Maps are supreme, text is succint and can serve as a good introduction in a more detailed dealing with topics of individual chapters. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Fani Rogelj, Slovenia
Not like I have a choice to read this, it's for a college course.Published 7 months ago by Taylor Hernandez
Nice, clean guide book with sturdy paper and binding. Has a good amount of text as well as images.Published 8 months ago by Theresa
This is a good book for the non-specialist. If you have a general interest in History in general and in Ancient History in particular, this can help put the cities and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Luiz Otavio